- Small numbers & beautiful reefs!
- Guided snorkel & Glass bottom boat included
|Based on 10 ratings|
|FROM $165 per adult|
Seastar bops along at 24 knots getting to Michaelmas Cay in just over an hour. Very few vessels are now permitted access to this very sensitive island and there are now only three vessels including Seastar that travel daily and are permitted access to the Cay.
What makes it Great:
- Small group of 35 maximum
- FREE Guided snorkel tour at both reefs
- FREE lycra/wet suits
- FREE Glass bottom boat at 2nd reef
- High crew to passenger ratio
- Fast modern air-conditioned Catamaran
- Visit Michaelmas Cay - an unspoilt Coral Island
- Hastings Reef - a magnificent Outer Edge Reef
- Over 5 hours at reef
- Morning & Afternoon Tea
- Hot & cold buffet lunch
- Guided Snorkel Tour at both reefs
- Snorkel Equipment and instruction
- Optical masks
- Floatation Devices/Buoyancy vests
- Lycra/wet Suits
- Glass Bottom Boat
- Dive Guides for Cert Divers
Seastar is the first to arrive at the Cay, as soon as the boat stops it is at once surrounded by large and friendly Batfish; these inquisitive, harmless fish enjoy swimming with snorkellers.
From here, their stable Tender can transfer you the short distance to the island or you can swim to it. Michaelmas Cay is not only world renowned for its thousands of nesting birds but also for its myriad of colourful corals, giant clams and reef fish.
Introductory Scuba Divers find this is an excellent location to try their first dive; the shallow waters are not as intimidating for those unaccustomed to diving and with the assistance of a friendly dive instructor you will be guided to interesting corals, clams and marine life only metres from the boat.
Lunch is a delicious variety of hot and cold dishes, prawns, cold meats, selected breads, tropical fruits and salads. This is served whilst travelling from Michaelmas to Hastings Reef, where on arrival; you are content, rested and ready to enter the water again.
Seastar Lagoon is the best part of Hastings Reef right on the Outer Edge of the Great Barrier Reef. This is a very different reef to that of Michaelmas Cay, it rises steeply from the deep water ocean floor.
Along the steep edges there are swirling schools of small fish, colourful parrot fish, turtles, giant clams, “friendly" little reef sharks, bright yellow butterfly fish, pairs of rabbit fish, countless varieties of brightly coloured damsel fish and of course, Nemo.
If you are not quite comfortable snorkelling, or you would simply like to learn more about the reef and its inhabitants, you can join in a free guided snorkelling tour.
Glass Bottom Boat
Join in on the guided Glass bottom boat tour on the superviewer with commentary learning about the reef while staying dry.
Hastings Reef is the reef for you. Take your time to explore all this reef has to offer. Dive through swim throughs, search the coral caves and play with Wally the friendly fish that will follow you around like a playful puppy, he loves attention!
With over 5 hours at the reef you are able to enjoy up to 3 certified or introductory dives if you wish. Prior to departing Hastings reef, afternoon tea is served. Departing the reef you have time to relax on the short journey home arriving in Cairns at 4.30pm.
Departure: Boarding commences at 7:40am, departing at 8:00am from Pier E1 ('E' Finger) at the Marlin Marina Cairns (near Reef Fleet Terminal) and returns at approximately 4:30pm.
What to Bring:
- suitable clothing
- Sun block
Please Note: In accordance with Australian Diving law, ALL divers must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Introductory Divers NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (such as asthma,epilepsy, diabetes, ear problems) please enquire when booking. Minimum age for diving is 12 years.
Please Note: Last Minute prices are subject to availability, must be booked 48hrs in advance and are valid for travel within 14 days. Last Minute bookings can only be made online.
Children rates 4 - 11 years
GREAT NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur credit card surcharges
Seastar Guest Reviews (5)
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sea star cruises trip was outstanding. They took great care of all of us including my 8 year old daughter and ensure we had a good experience.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The seastar cruise was top notch. The staff were fun, helpful and knowledgeable. I would definately recommend Seastar. I had a fabulous time with them.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Great facilities and enthusiastic crew. Wow. What a great experience.The contrast of the two reefs we visited have given us lasting memories.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Friendly, Professional, 5 star recommanded
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Could not have been any better! Fabulous!! Staff was absolutely incredible...I would highly, highly recommend this cruise line!!
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|All prices shown in Australian Dollars|
|Prices valid from now until 31 March 2014|
|Cruise & 1x Cert Dive||$235
|Cruise & 1x Intro Dive||$255
|Cruise & 2 Cert Dives||$280
|Prices valid from now until 31 March 2014|
|Child Age = 4-14 years|
|Family = 2 Adults & 2 Children|
|WE DO NOT CHARGE BOOKING FEES OR CREDIT CARD SURCHARGES|